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2 day weaving course: tapestry frame or rigid heddle loom


Duration: 2 days

Price: £150

Run by: Alana Sayers
at weavewithalana

01395232430

Glebe House
Farringdon
Farringdon
EXETER
Devon
EX5 2HY

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About the Course

Option 1: Head into Heddle

This is an introduction to hand weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
Rigid-heddle looms are small, easy to store, and simple to set up.
While the word "rigid" might suggest limited options, this loom style allows for versatile patterns and techniques.

In this workshop you will learn how to select your weaving materials, warp the loom and weave a lovely runner or scarf in your chosen colours, all in two days.

You will also learn:-
Basic weaving terminology
Yarn selection
Prepare a warp using the direct warping method
Warp the loom
Weave your cloth

Option 2: Tap into Tapestry

You will create a woven wall hanging using new and interesting tapestry weaving techniques including: tabby, pick and pick, hatching, rya knots, soumak, shapes, fleece clustering, colour blending, outlining.

For those of you travelling from afar, we have BnB facilities available. Should you need accommodation please mention it in your email when you enrol.

Space is limited so please contact me in advance to book a place.

Please note: if the dates detailed are not convenient for you please get in touch as I sometimes run other courses if there is enough demand!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Use of a rigid heddle loom is included and all weaving materials are included.
By the end of the course you will have proudly woven your very own fabric suitable for use as a table runner or scarf.

Yarns, frame looms and equipment will be provided on the Tap Into Tapestry course. However, you are more than welcome to bring any yarns, fibres, fleece or textures of particular interest to you.

Tea and coffee, refreshments, and a light lunch are provided on each day. Please bring your own food if you have special dietary requirements. A fridge is available.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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